Global Early Warning System launched at conference on disaster reduction

United Nations experts have decided to create a global early warning system to reduce the impact of natural hazards on vulnerable communities and to increase international cooperation to help save lives and livelihoods. Launched today at the World Conference on Disaster Reduction, the International Early Warning Programme brings together United Nations organizations including the World Meteorological Organization, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the World Food Programme, and the United Nations Environment Programme, the
International Strategy for Disaster Reduction and the ISDR Platform for the Promotion of Early Warning, together with the German Disaster Reduction Committee, and other organizations.
The United Nations General Assembly requested UNISDR to facilitate the development of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction The United Nations General Assembly requested UNISDR to facilitate the development of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.
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